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We’ve all heard the saying “practice makes perfect”. While this is normally a piece of advice shared with someone learning a new skill, it applies to machine learning as well.When a robot uses a... Read more

Dr Tony Merriman is a research professor at the University of Otago. There, he is studying the genes of New Zealand and Cook Island Māori to understand why Māori people have one of the highest rates... Read more

Life in New Zealand is shaped by earthquakes. Just as the land is sculpted by the slow grind of tectonic plates, raising alpines and flooding land, the residents of New Zealand and our cities are... Read more

Knowledge of genetic relatedness is important in a number of genetic applications. Genetic relatedness estimates can be used to infer the relationship between individuals (e.g., mother-son, siblings... Read more